Highgate Hotels

  • Senior Staff Ownership Accountant

    Requisition ID
    2018-5933
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
    Job Location
    US-TX-Irving
    Property
    Highgate Corporate Office TX
  • Highgate Hotels

    Highgate is a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu. Highgate also has an expanding presence in key European markets through properties in London, Paris, Barcelona, Vienna and Prague. Highgate’s portfolio of global properties represents an aggregate asset value exceeding $10B and generates over $2B in cumulative revenues. The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition.  Highgate also has the creativity and bandwidth to develop bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive out performance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry’s most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in London, New York, Dallas, and Seattle.

    Location

    Corporate Highgate Irving

    Employment Status

    Full-Time

    Overview

    Highgate is a trusted partner with a longstanding track record operating for the industry’s largest REITs, private equity firms, institutional funds and private investors. We maintain industry leading risk-adjusted returns, with $25B+ in real estate transactions and an unparalleled reputation. Highgate is well-versed in planning, managing, and executing capital projects with varying scopes in key hotel markets. Our ability to identify compelling investment opportunities and to maximize profitability is built upon our deep history and proven outperformance in revenue management and operational efficiencies.

     

    This Senior Accountant position is responsible for all accounting responsibilities related to various disciplines within the accounting department, which would include the following:

    Responsibilities

    • Assists in accounting, financial reporting and controllership functions for assigned hotels and/or entities
    • Perform analytical reviews of the properties ensuring compliance with US GAAP
    • Supervise and review the accounting for property, plant and equipment at each of the assigned properties
    • Perform consolidation of multi-tiered entity structures
    • Review monthly reconciliations
    • Manage intercompany accounting transactions
    • Supervise staff tasked with preparing and posting monthly financial statement entries and performing reconciliations
    • Assist in the accounting and transitions for new property acquisitions
    • Coordinate the collection and delivery of financial reporting deliverables for investors and lenders
    • Coordinate with investors and lenders on ad hoc requests
    • Assist in managing the disbursement process for large-scale property renovations
    • Play an integral part in the successful completion of external financial audits, including delivering information requested by auditors on a timely basis
    • Assist in the establishment, documentation and maintenance of Standard Accounting Policies and Procedures and internal controls for our accounting operations
    • Other special projects and responsibilities, as assigned

     

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required
    • Public Accounting experience preferred
    • Prior real estate experience preferred
    • Prior supervisory experience preferred
    • Proficiency with Excel required
    • Proficient with Oracle accounting systems
    • Strong organizational, analytical, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to prioritize and work independently with minimal supervision
    • CPA or CPA candidate preferred
    • A strong desire to develop into a future finance and accounting leader within a dynamic organization

     

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